Amanda Moss has been hired as a new general assignment reporter for The Richmond County Daily Journal.
Her first day on the job was Thursday.
Moss, 26, is new to the journalism profession but no stranger to hard work. She graduated from Regent University’s School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va., in May and over the summer passed the North Carolina Bar Exam on her first attempt.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., in May 2009. Moss completed internships with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office and the North Carolina General Assembly. After being away from home for eight years, Moss found a place to put her legal background to work at The Daily Journal.
“I am really happy to be working here,” Moss said. “Journalism has always been an interest of mine. This job will definitely be a learning experience.”
Kevin Spradlin, editor and content manager at the newspaper, said the addition of Moss to the staff fills a key position with an enthusiastic, smart and sharp person — a great fit for the role.
“Amanda’s legal background will no doubt help her as she transitions to the newsroom atmosphere,” Spradlin said. “She already knows how to work hard, manage her time and plan and priority a long list of tasks. Amanda will surely use that skillset here.”
As a general assignment reporter, Moss will report on a variety of issues that impact and involve the people of Richmond County. She is expected to write a healthy mix of hard news stories and feature articles.
The Daily Journal, published Tuesday through Saturday, is owned by Davidson-based Civitas Media. Civitas Media oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. The company’s 35 daily, 28 weekend and 63 weekly publications have a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.